By On the occasion of our 20th anniversary
By Gustavo Arellano
By R. Scott Moxley
By Alfonso Delgado
By Courtney Hamilton
By Joel Beers
By Peter Maguire
By Charles Lam
‘People From Brea Are Called Breasts’
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Gustavo Arellano, I love you, bro, but . . . did you really think your fill-in-the-blank story on the Orange County fires was funny, witty or clever [“The Fire All the Time,” Nov. 21]? Maybe it is somehow amusing to those OC too-hip-for-the-room citizens who share overpriced flats in the artsy areas of Santa Ana, Tustin, Orange and Costa Misery. Do you think that those who lost their homes think it’s amusing? What would you write if a firestorm, earthquake or Japanese-monster attack leveled Santa Ana?
Joe Barbarotta, Anaheim
I don’t think these questions make this loser a hero, as R. Scott Moxley suggests [Moxley Confidential, “Dirty Haidl?” Nov. 28]. It clearly shows that Don Haidl is willing to say or do anything and has a huge ego. He has no credibility with me, and I won’t accept anything he says by these answers alone.
Mike, Long Beach, via ocweekly.com
Another fine article, Mr. Moxley. Frankie Mickadeit needs to take some serious notes while reading your articles.
Franksindrag, via ocweekly.com
Sounds like this defense lawyer is awful. Oh, my bad. She’s a public defender.
Debra, Orange, via ocweekly.com
Anton Posniak says he had 600 employees [Vickie Chang’s “Less of Mor,” Nov. 21]. That could be true because they all kept quitting after a few weeks of not getting paid. So he had to hire new ones. They were always hiring new employees.
JP, Costa Mesa, via ocweekly.com
This man [Posniak] has no moral standards. He tried to look like a big shot at the cost of others. He owes so much money to hard-working people. He preyed on the dreams and hopes of others. Anton is the ultimate conman and needs to pay for his dishonesty. He has learned that most of the people he has stolen from do not have the money to hire lawyers and make him pay. But this has to stop.
There is evil in this world, and this guy is truly going to have to stand in front of our maker and defend his actions one day. Sad, sad, sad.
T, Huntington Beach, via ocweekly.com
Okay, let me get this straight [about the band the Sisters of Mercy, subject of Ned Raggett’s “Fearful Symmetry,” Nov. 28]:
Drum machine: check.
Dark imagery: check.
Self-alienation and alienation toward your fans: check.
Sounds like a Goth to me. Hang up the “I’m not Goth” shtick. It’s about as tired as you are.
Johnathan, via ocweekly.com
You are very correct on several points [Gustavo Arellano’s ¡Ask a Mexican! Nov. 28]. Those here without proper documentation are not going to put themselves on a list to be counted.
Just this week, a migra sweep in Miami proved another point: Among the 71 persons rounded up were people from Argentina, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Dominican Republic and Uruguay. That’s a bunch of countries represented, besides our neighbor immediately to the south. Of those arrested, despite the Know Nothing exaggerations, only 18 had criminal histories involving such things as drugs and prostitution.
Dean “El Gringo,” La Habra, via ocweekly.com
During the 1960s and 1970s, by far the largest number of illegal aliens in the U.S. were Irish, who came over on various visas and vanished into the community. Of course, no one cared, so although this was known, it was never publicized nor acted on by our government. You can imagine the outcry by the Church, Tip O’Neil or the Kennedys.
Ellis Glazier, La Paz, Mexico, via ocweekly.com
You’re devious enough that I think you could guess this. People from Brea are called Breasts [Gustavo Arellano’s This Hole-In-the-Wall Life, “Brea Burritos,” Nov. 28].
QDPSteve, Lakewood, via ocweekly.com
In the Nov. 28 story “Push Comes to Shove,” Nick Schou reported that district attorney’s office spokeswoman Susan Kang Schroeder said the DA’s office declined to prosecute Frank Santos because “prosecutors didn’t believe Patel was telling the truth about Santos pushing him.” In fact, Schroeder told Schou that the DA’s office declined to take the Santos case to a jury trial because of conflicting eyewitness accounts of the incident, but without reaching any determination as to the truthfulness of Patel’s account. The Weekly regrets the error.
In his review of a recent show at Sue Greenwood Fine Art in Laguna Beach [“It’s Alive!” Nov. 21], Greg Stacy described the work of Maurice Gray as “currently showing” at the gallery. In fact, Gray’s art was not on display; the Gray exhibition had been canceled. The Weekly regrets the error.
In Vickie Chang’s Nov. 21 story “Less of Mor,” the photo of Anton Posniak should have included the following credit: Photo by Lloyd Rosen/courtesy 944 magazine.